One of these teams isn't returning the to playoffs next year.
love all these faggots saying the panthers. the team is literally not loosing any important players, and will have their best WR back.
Benjamin and Funchess outside with ted ginn and greg olsen as our 3 WR and 1 TE set. They are going to go back to the superbowl cap it.
Cards will be there for sure. Carson is good enough in the regular season to get them there, he just shits the bed when it counts.
Chiefs are mediocre so they could miss out, Broncos D has proven itself too GOAT to miss regardless of how shit their offence is.
Panthers will drop out when Cam quits to follow his real passion of making Cuck porn.
Rams will make it from the NFC, Carson will never recover from that playoff performance 5-11 season is incoming for Arizona. Seahawks keep losing parts on D and Wilson is good but can't carry a team by himself. The Chiefs will win the AFC at a really boring and uninpressive 10-6 since the Broncos don't care anymore and the Chargers and Raiders are eternal shit
>Carson is good enough in the regular season
This is what white people actually believe
35 TDs at 63.7% is a good season by anyone's standards. Hop off Cam's BBC for one second and you'll see he is a good QB who chokes in the playoffs and turns into a turnover machine;
You niggers have never watched a game in your life have you? The Cards Dfense and other offensive weapons mean Carson only ever has to be good enough, he doesn't need to be spectacular and they still make it. Number 1 offence in the comp during the regular season without a meme tier QB should show you faggots that he isn't a massively important part of the puzzle.
I see Cards fans are making a strong push to be the biggest hype machine in 2016.
Seahawks fans have been slow out the gate, and Cowboys fans have gone missing, so the HypeBowl is there for the taking.
Good luck, and enjoy your disappointment.
Basically Cam will be regarded by his own team as "they guy who just let a fumble go because he put himself ahead of the team."
Not even a Cards fan, just not retarded enough to count them out. I also said that Carson would shit the bed in playoffs and not get near an Owl but now I'm hoping they go all the way just to shit on your cereal. FWIW Jets fan here.
>enjoy your disappointment.
I'm a Cards fan, I live eat and breathe disappointment.
Can somebody please explain to me why the Panthers that made it was to the Owl this year won't make it to the playoffs next season with the same team plus Kelvin and whoever we get from the draft this year?
lol because lol
>people actually think the Cardinals will make it
>people actually think the Steelers will make it
>people don't think the Panthers will make it
Just memes upon memes upon memes.
>Not a single post saying my favorite team
Well gg, it's confirmed to be us then...
Fuck you Mariota and Luck. Chargers give us Rivers so the best QB of that draft class can win an Owl.
They could've missed the playoffs in Week 16 despite ending up the #1 seed and Osweiler holds onto the ball for way too long. The fact that their offense is uninspiring shit HAS to catch up with them eventually.
I hate to break it to you, but as long as Belichick is in charge the Patriots are essentially guaranteed to go to the playoffs. The last time they didn't make it was 2008, and they were 11-5 that year.
The more you underestimate Brady, the more it motivates him to be honest. People kept saying he was on a decline and he proved them all wrong by improving.
Raidniggers are coming for your playoff spots tbqh.
Morale will be insanely low for the Panthers during the offseason. Normally I believe strongly that steel sharpens steel, but this doesn't strike me as a team that benefits from adversity or rises stronger from ashes.
Are you fucking retarded? The entire organization is built from rising from the ashes, jesus fucking christ dude this might be the most retarded comment ive ever seen. Look at every season since 2011, christ almighty
>No more Peypey
So they're going to get better? And who are they going to lose? Most of the Broncos best players are returning next year with the exception of Marshall and Trevathan if they are resigned. If anyone the Broncos are one of the most likely teams to make it back.
Panthers since 2011 were slowly rising up and up, they never really faced this huge disappointment and the Bowl shows what happens when the chips were down. They crumbled and looked like boys against men. They'll be completely dejected.
You will play a SIGNIFICANTLY tougher schedule and probably won't get the #1 seed in the NFC again.
Teams this year didn't know how to handle the Panthers or Cam specifically. Now there's a blueprint. Novelty can only help you so long.
The Packers were plagued by inconsistency and the loss of Jordy Nelson this year. The Packers at their best on offense are better than the Panthers, though the Panthers are better on defense. Regardless, don't expect to steamroll through the playoffs again.
There is something to be said for image, and for momentum. It took a tremendous effort for the Broncos to derail the hype train. Don't expect teams to get beat mentally by a 12-4 or 11-5 team the way they did for a 15-1 team. The Panthers played way above their Pythagorean expected win total this year. Expect regression to the mean.
>Now there's a blueprint.
Yeah the blueprint is to just have Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware blitzing him paired with an incredibly good corner tandem and one of the best D coordinators in the league.
I hate Cam but very few teams are going to be able to a shut him down next year assuming he doesn't slump.
Dunno why you aren't including wild card teams, but I'll say this about which playoff teams from this year will be gone:
Colts replace Texans
Raiders replace Broncos
Falcons replace Panthers
Giants replace Redskins
Cam played through a car accident and every single one of those guys knows it. I fucking hate the guy but that one gif isn't going to change a thing about that team's morale.
What WILL change that team's morale is not having the lowest SoS in the league.
That's what it took to completely debilitate him. I'm not suggesting teams will, across the board, now be able to completely debilitate him. But they will be able to stop or slow him, and that's enough.
>people saying Steelers
>the best offense in the league and one of the best defenses won't return
Steelers Av Age: 27
Bengals Av Age: 25
By the start of playoffs, the Steelers looked tired, where the Bengals looked energetic.
Going to be hard to keep it up unless some major changes are made across the team. Lots of people nearing 30 in key positions, and their backups aren't kids either.
The Panthers crumbled when it mattered most, and that fact has to be crushing them in the worst way. I can't see them retaining any of the dominance they showed this season when they have that looming over their head.
It was arguably even worse than when the Seahawks fucked up the end of their Superbowl against the Patriots. They may have made it to the playoffs this year, but they were far from the team they'd been the last two seasons because that loss hit their morale hard.
Butthurt bungle fan detected
Friendly reminder that we have 2 CBs in reserved all of last year and essentially all of we have to do is strenghten the back line and we're on the way to the 7th ring bitch
They won because their defense was really fucking good and their QB wasn't afraid to jump on a fumble out of fear of "injury". Ben has more heart in his pinky finger than Cam has in his whole body.
>Lots of people nearing 30's in key positions
QB - Roethlisberger 33 years old
RB - Le'veon Bell 23
RB 2 - Deangelo Williams 32 but playing his best ball in a while
WR1 Antonio Brown 27
WR 2 - Markus Wheaton 25
WR 3 - Martavus Bryant 24
TE - Heath Miller 33
LT - Villanueva 27 (Kelvin Beachum 26)
LG - Foster 30
C - Pouncey 25
RG - Decastro 26
RT - Marcus Gilbert 27
FB - Johnson 26
So out of these players the average age is 24.69 or 25.
LE - Heyward 26
NT - Mclendon 30
RE - Tuitt 22
LOLB - Bud Dupree 22
LILB - Shazier 23
RILB - Timmons 29
ROLB - Jarvis Jones 26
CB - Gay 31
CB - Blake 25
CB - Boykin 25
FS - Mitchell 28
SS - Allen 33
Making the average age on the defense
26.67 (27) the team average being 26.
So fucking old.
>that damage control
It's okay, Cam. 'There's always next year'
I'm not sure if you think this proves me wrong.
Steelers were not convincing this season. I attribute that less to their play and more to their lack of really top quality young talent. Not that they don't have some great players, not that older players are bad.
Simply to say they are collectively older than other teams, other teams that looked more convincing over the season. One of those teams happens to be the Bengals.
Thus there is a very good argument to be made that they will not make it into the playoffs next season.
And yeah, players turning 28 who's backups are 26 isn't a good sign if they need some vitality.